publication . Thesis . 2004

Birds and the urban ecology of Potchefstroom / Nicoleen Celeste Smith

Smith, Nicoleen Celeste;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
Human activities cause drastic changes in the environment, such as the fragmentation of habitats, which is the greatest threat to the world's biodiversity and biogeography. By using birds to study habitat changes, it is possible that the type of habitat qualities that may still be possible near and in cities could be determined. It is possible that by improving the quality or conditions of habitats for birds, habitat qualities for other fauna would also improve. Birds are also considered to be good indicators as they are collectively sensitive to changes in their environments; however, they are also easy and relatively inexpensive to survey. There is no single d...
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